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Distance Education

Our undergraduate and graduate degrees all offer a personalized and flexible experience. No matter where you are, you can complete one of our many online programs entirely on your own schedule. Make your education work for you with the programs linked below.

There are countless reasons why online learning can be a better option.

Family obligations, work commitments, gas prices – our online programs make your learning experience work with your schedule. Whether you start your journey at Austin Peay State University online initially, take an assortment of online and on ground courses, or move to fully online over time, the department of Distance Education will be here to support you. 

Online Degree Programs
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Austin Peay State University’s online courses offer an interactive approach to education on a user-friendly platform. Even if you've never taken online courses before, you will find ours easy to learn, navigate, and manage! Students access D2L and engage with instructors and classmates remotely in an interactive format. It is important to note that courses are not self-paced; courses begin and end on specific dates and class work has assigned deadlines. Academic advising, library services, student support, and other forms of student resources are available to online students.

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Joy Cheatham | PSM in Predictive Analytics
“Many companies have teams with members in multiple locations, and APSU’s online classes, projects and discussions have really helped me grow as a leader.”
Read Joy's story here
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Program Spotlight

Master of Science in Leadership (MSL)

The Master of Science in Leadership (MSL) is an interdisciplinary graduate degree program in the social sciences. The 30-hour program is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate professional studies in an online learning environment. The MSL is a professionally-oriented program that responds to the dynamic needs of students working in or preparing for rapidly changing professional environments and expectations. In this program of interdisciplinary graduate studies, students make connections between various professional fields and traditional social science disciplines.